Studio 6

About the show

The House and the City

Studio 6 has spent the year exploring the architecture of the city through establishing an intimate understanding of the extraordinary urban environment of Sabbioneta, a diminutive city located south of Mantua in the Po valley. Its public realm and material consistency along with its strong borders, defined by ofrtifications, makes it intelligible as a singular architectural composition. its original ambitions as a new city-state have provided it with all the civic attributes of a capital, which gives it a strange sense of being a city in miniature.

Students have been working on sites either at the centre of the existing city, investigating the potential character of contemporary architecture in close proximity to the renaissance urban set pieces, or on the periphery of the city, investigating ways in which the slack space between city structure and fortified wall might be inhabited.

The idea of the Palazzo has served as a loose analogy in the development of contemporary urban buildings: buildings who's generosity and grandeur allow them to escape narrow functional classification.

As such, building programme has been undefined with students initially tasked with producing a building which is communal or public in its character, before testing how it might be inhabited during the course of a long life.

The design work has been arranged in suites of short, non-linear exercises with definitive outputs testing modes of architectural representation and always based around clearly defined architectural topics such as the 'Anteroom', 'Urban Interiors', 'Urban Gestures' and the 'Palazzo'.

Edem Agbodjan -  Sabbioneta and region

Exhibition details

Location Central House 3rd Floor
Course Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1
Studio Studio 6

Students' work

 Edem Agbodjan
edem agbodjan sabbioneta and region studio 6

Sabbioneta and region, Po Valley 

 Seyed Mirrazavi
Seyed Mirrazavi
The City Within The Landscape Studio 5

The City Within The Landscape - perspective view 

 Seyed Mirrazavi and Edem Agbodjan
Seyed Mirrazavi and Edem Agbodjan Elevational survey studio 6

Porta Imperiale,1579 - Elevational survey drawing 

 Sarah Nottet-Madsen - The Monuments Of Sabbioneta
Sarah Nottet-Madsen The monuments of sabbioneta studio 6

Excerpt from a plan of the city 

 Sarah Nottet-Madsen - City Towers
Sarah Nottet-Madsen City Towers Studio 6

Photomontage based on the site photo 

 Sarah Nottet-Madsen, Sharifa Haidari and Gian Virdi
Sarah Nottet-Madsen Sharifa Haidari and Gian Virdi Sectional Survey Drawing Studio 6

Chiesa della Beata Vergine Incoronata, 1586-88 

 Tarn Philipp and Omar Kaliyaev
Tarn Philipp and Omar Kaliyaev Sextional Survey Drawing Studio 6

Teatro all'antica, 1588-90 

 Sarah Nottet-Madsen - A proposal for an extension of the renaissance city.
Sarah Nottet-Madsen City Model Studio 6.jpg

City model in oak, card and plaster scale 1:500 

 Sarah Nottet-Madsen - street view
Sarah Nottett-Madsen Street View Studio 6

Perspective collage drawing based on site photo 

 Dor Cohen - Urban Gesture
Dor Cohen Urban Gesture Studio 6

Site model in paper and card. Scale 1:200 

 Dor Cohen - street view
Dor Cohen Street View Studio 6

Perspective collage drawing based on site photo 

 Dor Cohen - prospect room
Dor Cohen Prospect Room Studio 6

Photograph of interior model. Scale 1:20 

 Edem Agbodjan - youth hostel, Sabbioneta
Edem Agbodjan Youth Hostel Perspective Studio 6

Concept perspective 

 Edem Agbodjan - youth hostel, Sabbioneta
Edem Agbodjan youth hostel Sabbioneta Site model Studio 6

Site model in card. Scale 1:200 

 Sharifa Haidari - city library
Sharifa Haidari City Library 1 Studio 6

Ground floor plan. Scale 1:200 

 Sharifa Haidari - City library
Sharifa Haidari City Library Studio 6

Laser-cut paper and card. Scale 1:200 

 Tarn Philipp
Tarn Philipp Façade study

Cast façade model in plaster. Scale 1:50 

 Seyed Mirrazavi - Palazzi
Seyed Mirrazavi Palazzi Studio 6

Site model in paper, card and wood. Scale 1:200 

 Seyed Mirrazavi - palazzo and piazza
Seyed Mirrazavi Palazzo and Piazza Studio 6

Rendered perspective view based on site photo 

 Seyed Mirrazavi - Interior atmosphere
Seyed Mirrazavi Interior atmosphere studio 6

Rendered perspective 

 Urim Islami - School of Sabbioneta
Urim Islami The school of Sabbioneta studio 6

Model photos. Card, paper and veneer. Scale 1:20 

Andrew Jackson
Martin Nässén
David Leech

Edem Agbodjan
Robespierre Asare-Koranteng
Dor Cohen
Sharifa Haidari
Urim Islami
Omar Kaliyaev
Dennis Karamitsios
Rija Khawaja
Luke La Thangue
Seyed Mirrazavi
Sarah Nottet-Madsen
Ibrahim Oraha
Tarn Philipp
Paulina Szturc
Lovely Tinoso
Ilias Tsiris
Christina-Persa Tzemetzi
Gian Virdi
Nelli Wahlsten

Jan Baes
Daniel Buckley
Sam de Vocht
Nicolas Feldmeyer
John Glew
Aidan Hodginson
Clara Kraft Isono
Simon Jones
Michael Lee
Oliver Lütjens
Thomas Padmanabhan
James Payne
Carlos Sanchez
Bernd Schmutz

Adam Richie, Ritchie+Daffin
David Grandorge
Neil Murphy, Murphy Facade Studio
Lütjens Padmanabhan Architecten